Wooden Pantry Shelves

brianadarnellJune 7, 2011

Hi All,

I really really want to have my DH outfit my pantry with some sweet wooden shelves. The quote from our GC was $2000 which I equated to the fact that they just don't want to do it.

My question is this: How are your wooden shelves supported? I have an 80" run and a 70" run and I really wanted to avoid the dividers that make it feel like little cubbies where you cant put anything too long. I want it to look more like arlosmom's pantry with 16" deep shelves on both walls. We plan to use a wood grade (or just below) plywood. Is that the right material?

Any ideas on how to support the long runs would be apprecaited. TIA!

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bobismyuncle

I suggest you read the attached article. It will give deflection for various materials and principles of beam support.

Here is a link that might be useful: Engineering shelves

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 10:19PM
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brianadarnell

what a great article and calculator! Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 8:05AM
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